So, what business are you in again?
When we asked several full time spoken word artists about the reasons poets have such a hard time getting paid fairly and consistently, we got a variety of answers. Many of them may surprise you! One of the top ten reasons was:
LACK OF BUSINESS ACUMEN/BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF THE INDUSTRY
This is fundamental to your future success! If you are performing "for the love", for "everybody", or any non-specific group or reason, your efforts will most likely be in vain. If you approach this with no plan of action, no research, no preparation, you will get NOTHING in return. Take the lessons from those who came before you and apply them to your plans and remember to constantly rain humble and open to advice. It will carry you far in this career and in life. Good luck!
When you're ready to stop struggling and start getting paid, follow the link in the bio, complete our survey and if you qualify we will reach out to you shortly!